The Mets reverted to having no offense and providing no support for Johan Santana today as they failed to finish off the Pirates in a sweep. Santana threw a complete game only giving up two solo homers including one to former Met Lastings Milledge.
The Mets offense only had 6 hits and 3 walks. Jose Reyes and Ike Davis had two hits apiece. The Mets put up one run in the first on a sac fly by Carlos Beltran and it looked like this was going to be a cake walk over the Pirates. Davis singled in the ninth but the Mets couldn’t do anything to move him along. It was odd that Jerry Manuel didn’t pull Davis for Luis Castillo to get a little more speed on the bases. But it didn’t matter as the Mets couldn’t get anything going behind Davis.
The Mets take two of three in Pittsburgh and have an off day tomorrow before facing the Marlins and Astros at home.